Duffy eBlast 11.03.2019
Sun, Nov 3 1:05pm




New!  PTO Board Meeting - November 4th @ 8:45 am

All are welcome attend the PTO Board Meeting in the conference room from 8:45 am - 10:00 am. Preliminary Parents Night Out results will be discussed.


New!  Election Day - November 5th

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Coffee & Conversation - November 7th @ 8:45 am

Safety Drills, Morning Entry, and More! Please join Kristi Laverty, Eric Dency (Director of Security), and Officer Kisela (Community Relations Officer) on Thursday, November 7th at 8:45 am in the Duffy cafeteria for a fresh, hot cup of coffee! Learn more about the measures we use to keep your children safe during the school day and share with us your feedback, questions, or concerns. We look forward to seeing you!


Potluck & Planning with the Duffy EDI - November 7th @ 6:00  pm
Please join us in the Duffy cafeteria from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  We'll enjoy a potluck dinner together and work on planning upcoming events and programming for this year!
Click here for details. 
New!  Student Council - November 11th @ 8:00 am
Our first Student Council meeting will take place on Monday, November 11th at 8:00am in Mrs. Scutari's classroom (room 17).  We look forward to meeting all of the representatives from grades 2-5 who were elected in their classrooms.
New!  Duffy Spin Night - November 12th @ 6:30 pm
We are having a Duffy Spin Night on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm at Tribe in West Hartford.  We have 10 bikes left- each bike is $25 and 100% of the proceeds go back to Duffy. Please email Molly Towne if you’d like to join us.  

View all activities on the Duffy Master Calendar.


New!  Non-Perishable Food Collection

Our 3rd grade Brownie troop 10429 will be collecting non-perishable food items in support of the Fern Street Backpack program. A collection box will be located in the Lobby of the school all of next week (11/4-11/8). Please encourage students to bring in 1 non- perishable item to support the program that helps vulnerable members of our own community. Items can include the following; non-perishable or damaged canned chicken, or tuna, canned beans, boxes of crackers or boxes of Mac and cheese, canned diced tomatoes, minestrone soup, fruit cocktail or 100% fruit cups, pudding or jello cups, microwave popcorn, small snack bags, fruit leather, raisins or 100% juice boxes. Your support is appreciated.


New!  Parents Night Out

Thank you to everyone that attended the 4th annual Parents Night Out fundraiser on Saturday night.  This fundraiser would not be possible without donations from our own Duffy community as well as the great West Hartford community.  We don’t have final numbers compiled yet but we raised a lot of money and had a TON of fun. Looking forward to Parents Night Out 2020!  


New!  Duffy Ski Club  - last chance for registration!

Attention skiers and snowboarders! There is still time to register for the 2020 Wednesday after school ski club! Bus transportation is available for 4th and 5th grade students. Information and registration forms here. Please return to the Duffy office with payment by Monday November 4th. Contact duffyskiclub@gmail.com with questions and join the Konstella social group “Duffy Ski Club” to keep updated.


New!  Duffy Early Learning Playgroup

All West Hartford families with children from birth to age four are invited to come to the FRC Early Learning Playgroup at Duffy School! The free playgroup is for children with their caregivers and is held on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

See flyer for the fall dates and more information. 


New!  Teacher Conference Week - November 19th - 22nd

Conference Week is Coming!  Help treat our hard-working teachers!

The PTO is planning for the annual treating of our wonderful Duffy teachers by organizing treats and meals for them to enjoy during November’s Conference Week!  We are hosting 4 days – two snack, one breakfast, and one lunch day. You can contribute two ways:

  • Sign up HERE to drop off a specific snack or breakfast item
  • Send a few bucks via Venmo to help fund the catered lunch day (even a couple bucks helps!). 

          Please Venmo Shannon Pecorelli @Shannon-Pecorelli

This is just a little way that we can all contribute to say THANK YOU and WE APPRECIATE YOU to our fabulous Duffy teachers and staff.


Volunteer Spotlight ~ Looking for 1 Volunteer to Co-Chair the Family Nights Committee 

Help organize memorable events for our Duffy families!

* What is it?  A committee to plan and run family night events for Duffy (the two main events: Bingo Night in October and Hip Hop Night in March).

* It's easy to get started.  Ryan Nobrega is a recurring Co-Chair - so you'd be in good hands!  We also have prior year details to help in planning.

Contact Shannon Pecorelli or Diana Yorkavich if you're interested or have questions.  Click here for details.



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